The preseason hopes of an automatic promotion for Port Vale seem a distant memory for now as the Potteries-based club begins to slide in the SkyBet League Two table.
The midweek loss to relegation to Stevenage was Vales’ fourth straight, and some supporters questioned manager John Askey’s future.
Leyton Orient is heading in the right direction, however, having overcome his own four defeats.
The O’s have won two home games to get back into play-off competition, and just one point off seventh place at Salford.
After beating Bradford 1-0 midweek, Ross Embleton’s men move up to fifth with a win in Staffordshire.
Despite losing streak, Vale knows that a win over the resurgent O’s can shoot them back in the play-off chases and ease the growing pressure on Boss Askey.
Port Vale will welcome captain Leon Legge back to the game on Saturday after the defender served a suspension from a game for his red card against Newport.
Luke Joyce will also be an option after he also served a suspension and key player David Amoo could appear in the battle to overcome a thigh problem.
The Burslem draw will come too early for Tom Pope, who is still isolated due to Covid-19, and Tom Conlon is unlikely to be fit from an Achilles problem.
Embleton has a nearly full squad for his trip to the Potteries, but may have to do without Irish striker Connor Wilkinson after taking a blow at Bradford.
Lee Angol and Ruel Sotiriou are both participating in full training after injuries and could make up the squad on matchday.
Although Devante Rodney only played 29 minutes at Lamex Stadium, he stood out in Hertforshire with an energetic performance that the 22-year-old finished with his fourth goal of the season.
The striker has made a decent start to life in Staffordshire after moving from Salford in the summer and could win the contract on Saturday.
It’s hard to look past Danny Johnson as a key The O player this season. The striker is second in the league with nine goals.
Now in his second season at the London club, Johnson scored a hat trick against Harrogate last Saturday and is sure to be the focus of the attack in the Orient.
The last meeting between the teams took place in January at Vale Park. A David Amoo goal gave The Vale a 1-0 win that day.
This game was an unusually low score between two teams who seem to enjoy scoring goals against each other.
At least one team has scored three goals in the previous three games and drew 3-3 in September 2019, with Josh Wright in the 93rd. Minute equalized for The O’s in Brisbane Road.
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